Here at Equip Academy, we plan on building curriculum that is structured all around the automotive aesthetic industry. With so many different areas to move into, we feel confident in finding you a path to success with our course design.  Check out so of our current and future offerings below with more to come by end of the year.

Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film (PPF) is a clear, thin, and durable film made of polyurethane or polypropylene that is applied to a vehicle’s exterior surfaces to protect it from scratches, rock chips, and other types of damage. It is also known as clear bra, clear film, or simply PPF.

Window Tint

Window tint is a thin film that is applied to the windows of a car, home, or other buildings to reduce the amount of light and heat that passes through the glass. It is typically made of a polyester film that is coated with a thin layer of metal or other materials.

Car Care

In our car care category, we will mainly be focusing on paint correction and ceramic coatings which help perfect the way the paint looks and the coatings helps protect the maintenance of that surface.

PPF Foundation

Our 4-day foundation course is design to meet the needs of someone just coming into the craft.  PPF is a complex art form that takes plenty of practice and patience to perfect over time so that longer term it can be a well paid profession.  Students will be given a rigorous course curriculum filled with lots of hands-on work to the point that they will be able to confidently tackle a full front end on their own.  They might take a few attempts per panel, but they will know what the standard is and how to work through issues to meet the customer’s standard..

PPF Advanced

Our advance course is for any and all levels. Its never too late to learn something new or perfect your efficiencies in the process. This short term class structure is designed to be customized to the individual so that we can gather the areas they want to focus on and work through each one to the point that they feel better than when they first came.

Gloss to Matte Conversion

This is a unique 4-day class that covers the full complexity of taking a full car with a gloss paint finish and changing it to a matte/satin finish.  From disassembly to de-badging, extending edges, tucking under rubber gaskets, and how to modify patterns to help reduce risk and waste while saving you time.  Of course there is a little custom bulking thrown in the mix as well.  Feel confident in knowing and selling a full gloss to matter conversion job for the premium price tag it demands.

Foundation Automotive

Come learn the art of window film installation where you can not only help preserve the temperature inside one’s vehicle with heat rejection but also create a sense of privacy when desired. From heat shrinking, shaving edges, and squeegee techniques, learn the basics to start adding this product and service to your repertoire. This 3 day course will leave you with a hunger to practice once you get back in order to be more efficient at offering this new skill to your clients.

Foundation Architectural

Learn all about flat glass installation and how to operate and expand into residential and commercial Tint. With high margins in the mix, adding flat glass to your arsenal allows you to have a more balanced portfolio as sales on certain automotive products go up and down due to the seasonality of wants and needs. When consumers get a taste of what automotive films can do for them, they can start seeing other applications in their own home or business.

Ceramic Coating / Paint Protection

Here, you will learn the basics of taking an abused and neglected paint surface and how to turn back time from the abuse it’s taken. We will go over polishing techniques, tools, and ways to overcome some of the many different speed bumps you’ll encounter. Once we touch on the process of correcting that surface, we’ll teach you how to apply ceramic coatings to the surface for maintenance protection which will make it easier for the owner to maintain all that hard work you put in to perfecting that paint.

Ceramic Coating / Paint Correction

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6 weeks, 8-12 hours/week

Next Class: TBA